Read CSN's in-depth and unbiased review on BSN's BCAA supplement, Amino X
BSN is without a doubt one of the leading sports supplement brands in the world and is consistently one of CSN’s best-selling brands across several different supplement categories. BSN’s reputation is built on providing quality and effective ingredients that are manufactured to the very highest standards in some of the most advanced, quality controlled manufacturing facilities in the world.
BSN Amino X was created as the ultimate amino acid supplement to support your performance in the gym and recovery outside of it. Amino X comes in an instantised formula for efficient digestion and absorption and is available in a unique range of refreshing flavours.
Claims and benefits made by BSN about Amino X
Amino X is an instantised amino acid formula designed to support ‘endurance during your workouts and aid in muscle recovery post training’, this allows you to ‘push your performance to the next level’. Amino X was created to help your body ‘recover from today’s workout and prepare for tomorrows’.
Amino acids play important roles in recovery and performance, regardless of how you work out or the sport you play, so Amino X offers you a ‘versatile, nutritional support’ supplement for any type of training routine, sport or activity where recovering quickly is important.
BSN Amino X Ingredients
BSN Amino X contains a 10g blend of essential amino acids including the branch chain amino acids, leucine, isoleucine and valine. Leucine is regarded as the most important amino acid for recovery and muscle growth because when we consume foods or supplements that contain leucine this triggers a process called muscle protein synthesis, which is important for the creation of new muscle proteins, therefore it is an important nutritional influencer of recovery and muscle growth.
BCAA’s can also be used to help elevate blood amino acid levels, which can also be used as a fuel during exercise and helps to protect against depleting blood amino acid levels, which may help protect against mental fatigue.
Amino X also contains three other important amino acids, L-Alanine, Taurine and L-Citrulline for their performance boosting benefits. L-alanine is an important regulator of glucose uptake so is important for energy provision during exercise. Taurine is also important in regulating glucose up take and also helps protect against cramping whilst supporting muscle function.
Last but not least, L-Citrulline is converted to the compound arginine in the kidneys and is more effective at increasing arginine levels than taking arginine as a supplement, due to its resistance to breakdown. Arginine is an important precursor to nitric oxide (NO), which is a cellular signaller that encourages increased blood flow to the muscles, increasing nutrient and oxygen delivery, thus indirectly supporting performance, recovery and muscle growth.
CSN's recommended usage
BSN Amino X can be used throughout the day to support recovery and muscle growth but is most effective taken immediately prior to and during workouts. Simply mix one scoop with 300-500ml of water.
Can it be stacked with any other sports supplements?
Amino X can be stacked with any supplements in line with your goals, but for those looking to maximise their performance in the gym, due to the non-stimulant nature of Amino X, it can be stacked with other pre-workouts such as BSN Nitrix 2.0 for maximum pump or N.O. Xplode for a pump and intense energy.
For those looking to maximise performance and recovery then stacking Amino X with a specialist carb powder such as cyclic dextrin or vitargo will help maintain performance in the gym and restock depleted glycogen stores after training.
Summary of BSN Amino X
BSN Amino X is more than just a bog standard BCAA supplement; containing additional amino acids that help support both recovery and performance. Amino X is a versatile supplement which can be used for performance and recovery, regardless of whatever type of sport or exercise you do.